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NECC Softball Championship Weekend Preview

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For the sixth consecutive season, the Newbury Nighthawks advanced to the double-elimination portion of the New England Collegiate Conference Championships and will chase their first Conference Championship in program history. Ahead of the No. 4 seed Nighthawks are the No. 1 seed Lesley University Lynx, the No. 2 seed Becker College Hawks, and the No. 3 seed Bay Path University Wildcats. The Lynx and Wildcats qualified for Championship Weekend last season, with Lesley claiming the title, while the Hawks will draw on their 2016 Championship as their recent success.

NECC Quarterfinal Preview - No. 4 Newbury vs. No. 5 Elms

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The Nighthawks softball program is making their sixth straight New England Collegiate Conference playoff appearance, continuing their best streak in program history. In what could be one of the most competitive tournaments in recent history, five of the six playoff teams all had 10-wins in the NECC. The lone exception is a capable Mitchell College team, who finished their season 9-7 in conference to clinch the No. 6 seed.

Batting .588 Last Week, Sass Earns Player of the Week Honors

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Nighthawks junior Noelle Sass (Randolph, Mass.) finished the week batting .588 and has been named the New England Collegiate Conference Player of the Week, for the Week ending on April 29 and announced by the Conference Office on Monday.

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Mon Apr 30
Final - 8 innings
at Mitchell College L, 8-6
rescheduled from 4/27
Tue May 01
Final
Elms College W, 3-2
NECC Quarterfinal #5 at #4
Thu May 03
Final - 6 innings
vs. Lesley University W, 12-4
@ at Regis College NECC Semifinal
Sat May 05
Final
vs. Becker College L, 4-3
@ Regis College Winner's Bracket Game
Sat May 05
Final
vs. Bay Path University L, 8-4
@ Weston, Mass. NECC Loser's Bracket
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Standings

School NECC All
Bay Path University 0-0 0-0
Becker College 0-0 0-0
Dean 0-0 0-0
Eastern Nazarene College 0-0 0-0
Elms College 0-0 0-0
Lesley University 0-0 0-0
Mitchell College 0-0 0-0
New England College 0-0 0-0
Newbury College 0-0 0-0
Southern Vermont College 0-0 0-0
Wheelock College 0-0 0-0